Landmark vote shows overwhelming bi-partisan support for horse protection
SACRAMENTO, CA (September 7, 2006) – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 503, which bans the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The bill passed 263 to 146. Two amendments were put forth by the opposition that would have gutted the bill and allowed horse slaughter to continue. Both amendments were defeated.
More than 90,000 horses are slaughtered in the
United Animal Nations praises those horse advocates who urged their representatives to vote for this historic legislation. To find out how your representative voted, view the vote roll call here .
If your representative voted in favor of H.R. 503, please thank him or her for caring about horses.To find your representative, call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or click here .
Next, the bill will go to the Senate as S. 1915.
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